11 Inspirational Quotes from the Top CEOs of the Modern Business World
Don’t worry about
failure; you only have
to be right once.
Dropbox, Co-Founder and CEO
In this ever-changing society, the most
powerful and enduring brands are
built from the heart. They are real
and sustainable. Their foundations
are stronger because they are built
with the strength of the human
spirit, not an ad campaign. The
companies that are lasting are
those that are authentic.
You can’t connect the dots looking
forward; you can only connect
them looking backwards. So you
have to trust that the dots will
somehow connect in your future.
CEO, Apple Inc.
CEO, The Trump Organization
Experience taught me a few things.
One is to listen to your gut, no matter
how good something sounds on paper.
The second is that you're generally
better o� sticking with what you know.
And the third is that sometimes your
best investments are the ones
you don't make.
There’s an entrepreneur right
now, scared to death, making
excuses, saying, “It’s not the
right time just yet.” There’s no
such thing as a good time.
CEO, Under Armour
It takes humility to realize that we
don’t know everything, not to
rest on our laurels and know that
we must keep learning and
observing. If we don't, we can be
sure some startup will be there
to take our place.
Lots of companies don't
succeed over time. What
do they fundamentally
do wrong? They usually
miss the future.
CEO, Google Inc.
The thing that I learned early on is
you really need to set goals in your
life, both short-term and long-term,
just like you do in business. Having
that long-term goal will enable you
to have a plan on how to achieve it.
We apply these skills in business,
and yet when it comes to ourselves
we rarely apply them.
CEO, Campbell Soup Co.
The distance between number
one and number two is always
a constant. If you want to
improve the organization, you
have to improve yourself and
the organization gets pulled up
with you. That is a big lesson.
Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo
The way I think about culture is
that modern humans have
radically changed the way that
they work and the way that they
live. Companies need to change
the way they manage and lead
to match the way that modern
humans actually work and live.
I try not to make any
decisions that I’m
not excited about.
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